If you've just set a date for your wedding, this can be an exciting time for the two of you! Don't let the marriage license laws of Arkansas put a dent in your wedding plans. Listed below are what you need to know and what documents to bring with you before you apply for an Arkansas marriage license. We recommend getting this legal aspect of your wedding out of the way about a month before your wedding date. Arkansas marriage licenses are issued by the local County Clerk's office, in the county where your wedding will take place. For an interactive list of county office information, including addresses and phone numbers, click here.
U.S. judges overturn gay marriage bans in Arkansas, Mississippi
Q&A: Gay marriage begins in Arkansas, but for how long? - Los Angeles Times
CNN Not too long ago, the question was what states would be among the first to allow same-sex marriages. Photos: Same-sex marriage in the U. Carlos McKnight of Washington waves a flag in support of same-sex marriage outside the U. Supreme Court on June 26, The Supreme Court ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, handing gay rights advocates their biggest victory yet. See photos from states that approved same-sex marriage before the nationwide ruling:. Hide Caption.
Supreme Court sides with same-sex couples in Arkansas suit
Same-sex marriage is legal in the U. Supreme Court ruling of Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26, The state had banned recognition of same-sex unions in any form since a popular vote added an amendment to the State Constitution. Previously, a statute enacted in banned both the licensing of same-sex marriages and the recognition of same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions.
Prior to their decision, same-sex marriage was already legal in 37 states and Washington DC, but was banned in the remaining Proponents of legal gay marriage contend that gay marriage bans are discriminatory and unconstitutional, and that same-sex couples should have access to all the benefits enjoyed by different-sex couples. Opponents contend that marriage has traditionally been defined as being between one man and one woman, and that marriage is primarily for procreation. Read more background….